The Callas is an Athens-based quartet lead by brothers Lakis and Aris Ionas. Half Kiss Half Pain is the new album that will be out January 29 on Inner Ear Records, three year after their debut. Listen to the first track “It’s Sunday I’m Bleeding“.
“Half Kiss Half Pain” is a unique kaleidoscopic music cosmos made of sharp guitars, post punk bass lines, no wave outbursts, bold lyrics, oriental exoticism and Mediterranean aromas.
10 tracks with references and influences that are just as varied and paranoid, as they include elements from: Syd Barrett, “Night of The Hunter”, Mike Kelley and Sonic Youth, eggs, pasta and hot dogs, fairy tales with speaking plants, the erotism of Bataille and the sensuality of Balthus, Nouveau Roman and oriental exoticism. At the moment The Callas are working with guitarist Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) for the soundtrack of their new feature film ‘The Great Eastern’.